9 Most Instagram-Worthy Ice Cream Cones in America

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There's nothing wrong with digging into a pint of Ben & Jerry's while you binge watch Netflix, but why not step up your ice cream game this summer?

Photos of the sweet treat are all over Instagram, and while we've never had a bad ice cream cone, certain ice cream snapshots are more impressive than others. These days there are ice cream bouquets, multi-colored ice cream cones, jaw-dropping toppings and much more.

In fact, there are a handful of ice cream shops around the U.S. that are in a league all to themselves and are bound to get you tons of Insta likes. Keep scrolling to check 'em out!

The Baked Bear

Location: 965 Foothill Boulevard, #225E-B, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

With locations in California, Utah, Arizona and Nevada, The Baked Bear serves up ice cream on its own, but you're missing a serious Instagram opportunity if you don't get your sweet treat sandwiched between the establishment's array of homemade cookies, brownies, or donuts.

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Dominique Ansel Kitchen

Location: 137 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

Dominique Ansel is best known for creating the cronut, but the Instagram-worthy food that comes out of his namesake Dominique Ansel Kitchen in New York City goes far beyond pastries. Case in point: The watermelon soft serve, which has been available for the past several summers, is served in an actual watermelon slice, adorned with chocolate seeds. The refreshing treat is even served with a container of sea salt that customers are encouraged to sprinkle on the dish so as to bring out the sweetness of the fruit.

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Bôn Matcha

Location: 1928 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Washington D.C.'s Bôn Matcha forgoes traditional ice cream flavors such as vanilla or chocolate and serves up lesser known (but equally tasty) varieties, including matcha, of course, which can then be swirled together with seasonal flavors like sakura—cherry blossom—and honeydew melon. What results is a colorful and delicious-looking creation that's bound to get you a ton of love on the gram.

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Hoffman's Ice Cream

Location: 444 Ocean Blvd N, Long Branch, NJ 07740

With four locations across New Jersey, Hoffman's is a summertime staple of the Garden State and it's easy to see why. The ice cream is all homemade from the freshest ingredients—and with flavors such as the bright blue Cookie Monster shown below, it will certainly stand out on your Instagram feed.

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Kuriimii

Location: 1023 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

If you want to post an ice cream photo on Instagram that truly looks like nothing you've ever seen before, then head to Kuriimii in Philly. The soft serve ice cream parlor with an emphasis on Asian flavors and exotic toppings opened less than a year ago, and already has thousands of tagged pictures on the photo-sharing platform. That's because Kuriimii offers flavors such as black sesame and charcoal vanilla, which can be paired with unlimited toppings ranging from gold flakes to Fruity Pebbles, and served in a black cone.

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Soft Swerve

Location: 85 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

Pastel fanatics love heading to Soft Swerve in New York City, because the small shop doles out bright ice cream in an array of equally colorful cones. Decorate your sweet treat with toppings including Fruity Pebbles and sprinkles, and you'll basically feel like a rainbow landed on your Insta.

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Milkbomb Ice Cream

Location: 1717 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Sure, Milkbomb's ice cream is as delicious and colorful as it gets, but what really sets the San Fran eatery apart from the thousands of other ice cream shops across the country is the array of homemade cones they have. Lavender, blue corn and birthday cake waffle cones are some of the most popular choices, and they're tasty enough to make the long lines totally worth it.

Stuffed Ice Cream NYC

Location: 139 1st Avenue New York, NY 10003

Have you ever wished ice cream was presented to you as a bouquet? If the answer is yes, head to Stuffed Ice Cream in the East Village neighborhood of New York City. The trendy parlor, which opened in 2017, has earned quite a following on Instagram, thanks to its creative ice cream arrangements. In addition to a bouquet, ice cream can also be given to you in a Cruff, which is a perfectly toasted, glazed donut stuffed with your ice cream flavor and toppings of choice.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Location: 3998 Gramercy St. Columbus, OH 43219

Founded in Ohio, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams now has additional storefronts in Tennessee, California, Illinois, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington DC—meaning it's quickly become an Instagram favorite. Jeni's devotees love the chain's inventive flavors, which include ricotta toast with red berry geranium jam, bramble-berry crisp and goat cheese with red cherries. But ice cream purists will be pleased with more mainstream varieties such as darkest chocolate, salty caramel and green mint chip.

 

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